62: Meet Grant Harrison

Pastor and photographer Grant Harrison enjoys spending his spare time at home in Park Hill, in SOMA and beyond.

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1. Name, occupation, years in LR, neighborhood: Grant Harrison; “Pastographer” - Event and Portrait Photographer at GRANTLHARRISON PHOTOGRAPHY and co-pastor of Epoch Church in downtown Little Rock; 8 years; Park Hill, North Little Rock.

2. What made you decide to start a small business in Little Rock? I was a part of starting the church I currently work at back in 2005, so it was only natural to begin my photography business here as well. Looking back, it was a perfect time to begin this business. Wedding photographers were still fairly rare and all my friends were about to get married--couldn’t ask for a better situation! Luckily, all my friends were my test dummies and allowed me to shoot their weddings to get experience and portfolio work. Now, some 110 weddings later, Little Rock is still a perfect place for my business. I’m all about relationships and the amount of people I’ve been able to meet over the years is probably the best part. And since Little Rock isn’t too large, I tend to see past clients all the time. It’s a good thing.    

3. If you could only eat at one local restaurant for a week, what would it be? It would probably have to be a sandwich place. Sandwiches are my favorite food, by the way. I would choose Boulevard Bread, so I can get soup if I got tired of sandwiches.   

4. Finish this sentence: My perfect evening in Little Rock involves...Dinner with my wife (Kimmie Harrison) at Damgoode Pies and a walk on the Big Dam Bridge with our dog Wally. We call it our Dam Date.

5. Where do you make sure to take out-of-town guests when they visit? For food, breakfast at The Root (The Root Benny), lunch at Heifer International Cafe (no really, it’s good! I like “The Howdy."), dessert at Loblolly Creamery (anything made with coconut milk), and dinner at Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro (Chicken Spaghetti). Non-food related, we'd hit the SOMA Farmers Market (ok, this one is still food) and the Arkansas River Trail (gotta work off that food somehow).